Koch came back to Loisaida

Photo by Jefferson Siegel

Photo by Jefferson Siegel

Ed Koch paid a visit to the Sixth Street Community Center in June 2005 to take a look at “Viva Loisaida,” Marlis Momber’s exhibit of her photographs of the Lower East Side from the 1960s and ’70s. Momber invited Hizzoner to sign one of the photos that showed him and activists in 1987 at a City Hall ceremony at which he signed legislation co-naming Avenue C “Loisaida Avenue.” Koch inscribed the photo “Hooray — You Won,” recognizing the activists’ efforts to name their community.

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